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Extended Foundation, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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 It is similar to the Standard Foundation but includes an additional teaching period to help you maximise your academic success.

As an Extended Foundation student, you will learn the required knowledge and skills that you need to enter the first year of most undergraduate degree courses and be better prepared to achieve academic success at QUT.

You will develop:

  • knowledge based on your chosen discipline of study
  • written and oral academic English skills
  • digital literacy skills
  • and understanding of what it means to be a QUT student and the Australian learning style.

The Extended Foundation program at Queensland University of Technology  starts in February and ends in December so you can complete your studies at a slower pace and progress directly into your undergraduate program in February.

The QUT International College community will also offer you valuable co-curricular opportunities, such as the student mentor program and activities club, which will help you meet new friends and broaden your Australian learning experience.You will also be able to access a broad range of additional learning support.

When you have completed the Extended Foundation program, and met the faculty progression requirements, you will be guaranteed a place in the first year of your bachelor degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Academic English
  • Creative Practice 
  •  General Mathematics 
  • Advanced Mathematics 
  •  Science 
  •  Creative Design 
  • Literature Studies 
  • Digital Studies 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS: 050167G
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) grades of D in four major subjects.GCSE/IGCSE/O Level qualifications issued by: Pearson/Edexcel; Cambridge/CIE; AQA; OxfordAQA; CEA; OCR; WJEC.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25128 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25125 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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This course is only available for international students.

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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